He was preceded in death by his wife, Myra Temple Hammond; parents, Henry and Syvilla Hammond; and brother, Willie Hammond.
He was a member of the Samples Memorial Baptist Church where he served as a deacon.
Survivors include his sons: LaVon (Sandy) Hammond of Cleveland and Lynn (Lisa) Hammond of Ooltewah; grandchildren: Monica Hammond of Cleveland, Jill, Cody, Austin Hammond, all of Ooltewah; brothers: Carlos (Jackie), Marvin and Leon (Carolyn); sister, Martha (Randy) Dodge; his sister-in-law, Bonita Hammond, all of Athens; and several nieces and nephews.
The Remembrance of Life service will be held at 7 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 16, 2013, at the North Ocoee Chapel of Jim Rush Funeral Homes with the Rev. Mark Cameron and the Rev. Lee Ingram officiating. A graveside service and interment will be held Sunday at 2 p.m. from the Sunset Memorial Gardens with Cody Hammond, Austin Hammond, Patrick Hammond, Kevin Hammond, Randy Davis, and Doyle Whaley serving as pallbearers.
The family request that in lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Samples Memorial Baptist Church building fund, 371 Samples Chapel Road S.E. Cleveland, TN 37323.
The family will receive friends from 4 to 7 p.m. Saturday before the services from the funeral home.
You may share your condolences and your memories with the Hammond family at www.jimrushfuneralhomes.com.